Marlins president to run 50 miles for charity

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins president David Samson plans to run 50 miles in one day for charity to honor construction workers who built the Marlins’ new ballpark, which opens this season.

Ten charities will be chosen, and the event has already raised more than $500,000 for them, the Marlins said Monday.

Samson, an experienced marathon runner, will start in Pompano Beach on April 27 and finish at home plate in the ballpark before the Marlins’ game against the Diamondbacks that night. Five-mile intervals will be dedicated to each charity, with a different runner joining Samson for each leg.